In addition to getting fresh air and exercise, many children received much-needed medical care including dental work and eye exams. Half the children who attended camp during the summer of 1924 had their tonsils removed. Continue reading →
"I do not know of any campaign against tuberculosis which has been so admirably organized as that of the Chicago [Municipal Tuberculosis] Sanitarium." -- Professor C.E.A. Winslow, Yale University, in 1917.
This blog has no connection with the city of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Health, the Chicago Park District or any other municipal entity. Its sole purpose is to provide a meeting place for people who remember the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium. I have no access to official health records or any other documents pertaining to the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, other than what is available to the public.